Shelving is a quick and easy addition to your kitchen. The ideal update is to introduce a new piece of freestanding furniture, like a dresser, but if you don’t have space to spare and are looking for updates that are less costly, shelving is a worthy alternative. It’s important not to go overboard, but have a look at where there’s a gap that an extra ledge could easily fit in to. Above your stove – would a peg rail shelf be helpful for hanging utensils and the sorts of things you need to have to hand when cooking, like various oils? Or is there space above your doorway to put a high shelf for all those cookbooks you don’t use all that often but would never want to part with?